Meghan Markle is facing new criticism over statements she made in the past. She was also accused of not telling the whole truth during the Oprah Winfrey interview with her husband, Prince Harry, in March.
The Suits actress claimed during the controversial sit-down that she had no knowledge of what it meant to be a member of the British royal family before marrying Harry in 2018. This is something that has been debunked with some of her old writings.
In a similar fashion, Meghan claimed in a 2016 Elle magazine article that she had received a standing ovation for a speech she had given at the United Nations in 2015.
She even wrote that then-Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon is the one who started the standing ovation.
However, a video that is gaining attention online this week is proving that Meghan was wrong about the statement. At the time, she wrote: “When I gave a speech for International Women’s Day, and Ban Ki-moon led the standing ovation, I thought, ‘This right here is the point.’ To use whatever status I have as an actress to make a tangible impact.”
She continued: “I never wanted to be a lady who lunches; I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul. The degree to which I can do that both on and off camera is a direct perk of my job.”
A video of the speech does not show what was written by the human rights activist. Critics are using this to make a larger point about Meghan’s character.
For them, some of her controversial statements about the royal family cannot be trusted because she was not truthful on other occasions. Some of her backers opted to blame the publication for not doing a better job in terms of clarity.
Interestingly, this embarrassing revelation comes days after Prince Harry was treated like a star at the Vax Live concert; an event put together to push for a better distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for less developed countries.
In his speech, Harry stated: “This pandemic will not end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity. The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere. We cannot rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world.”
Harry and Meghan are co-chairs of the campaign, but the Duchess of Sussex was not present. She is pregnant with the couple’s second child, and she is expected to give birth next month.